Platinum Luxury Auctions, a vaunted auction firm headquartered in Miami and specializing only in the sale of unique and distinguished properties, will conduct a luxury real estate auction for a sprawling mansion within Meadowbrook Estates, an exclusive residential community in the historic and cultural city of Saratoga Springs, New York. Set for auction on December 19, 2015, the property will be sold at or above the auction’s reserve price of $4.9 million, a considerable reduction to its recent asking price of $8.6 million. The sale will be conducted in cooperation with listing agent Gerry Magoolaghan of Select Sotheby’s International Realty in Saratoga Springs.
When Trayor Lesnock first saw the sleek, futuristic-looking, glass and steel structure floating just off the docks in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2008, he never thought that years later, his firm would be handling its sale. Originally built by the Lazzara Yachts company to serve as a state-of-the-art showcase and sales facility for its inventory of multimillion-dollar yachts, the structure – technically classified as a “scow barge” because while it is a watercraft, it is not self-propelled – was named Legacy, and debuted at the 2008 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Legacy was such a head-turner that one yachting publication in attendance at the event penned an article christening it as that year’s “Belle of the Ball.” (Anyone who has been to a Boat Show in Fort Lauderdale and witnessed the amount and caliber of hyper-expensive boats and toys on display understands the significance of standing out from such a crowd).